Latino Fashion Week ends “The Journey”

Latino Fashion Week began on Oct. 1 at Block Thirty Seven with this year’s theme “The Journey.” The first night showcased local designs by Robert Alvarez and Maria Cruz from Chicago. The event also featured celebrity guests, such as Bianca Andulaz, Daniela Guzman and others.
Day two, Oct. 2, celebrated the beauty and sophistication of women 30+ featuring designs from Puerto Rican designer Kelvin Giovanni and trends by AKIRA Chicago. In the evening, Macy’s celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by spotlighting Thalia’s new collection, hosted by Project Runway star Nick Verreos.
Day three of the fashion event, Oct. 3, showcased a collection for the curvy girls with designs from Colombian designer Anastasia Casas and models Lornalitz Baez and Rosie Mercado from the hit series “Curvy Girls” on NUVOtv. The night runway show featured designs from graduating students from the International Academy of Design and Technology.
Day four, Oct. 4, continued with more glamour, celebrity appearances by George Pajon Jr. of the Black Eyed Peas and Diego Martin Val of The Voice, as well as celebrity designs by Robert Rodriguez, Adriana Echeverria from Bolivia and Rosario Maria Mendez from Mexico.
“The Journey” ended on Oct. 5 with an elegant touch. Early that day, it featured a “Teen World” fashion trend promoting healthy lifestyle and better self-esteem with fashion from Mexican designer Carolina Vasquez. The evening runway show exhibited designs from Pineda Covalin from Mexico, and Damaris Rubio and Karlos Nunez from the Dominican Republic.
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Latino Fashion Week

Tuesday Runway Images

Photos by Laura Vergara

Wednesday Runway Images

Photos by Alex Hernandez

Thursday Runway Images
Photos by Armando Siliva

Friday Runway Images
Photos by Jose Gonzalez

Saturday Closing Night
Photos by Armando Siliva

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